I’ve been trying to work out a system for what to wear up here during the summer. It’s crazy cold in our office building during the day. I also find that I’m extremely chilly during my morning commute. Um, 74 is still chilly for me. No, I did not get used to it during the winter in NYC. By the end of the day it’s like the Florida heat is following me around.
This quandary is rekindling my everlasting love for denim. How is it so versatile? It goes with everything, it isn’t too hot, or too cold. If I could marry Levis I would. For many years (3 to be exact)I avoided shopping for jean pants and shorts. I hated dealing with the sizing because I didn’t know what size I was. The sizes in different brands never matched up and for the most part made me feel bad about my body. Am I a small, medium, or large?? I was all of them. So many styles wouldn’t fit my hips if they fit my thighs, would leave a gap on my butt if I sized up, or had an extreme excess of fabric in the crotch area. This year I sucked it up and tried on several Levis pants. To my surprise I found about 10 pairs that fit when I really only needed 4. Thank you Levis for making things that fit my body. Thank you for making me feel like I deserved pants with out having to fight for something to fit. Thank you for making me feel amazing.
Aside from denim, I’ve also been wearing a lot of vintage lately. Vintage clothes used to weird me out. Was this garment found on a dead person? What did the previous owner do while wearing this? Were they ever quarantined for anything while wearing said item? I’d hope that the person’s clothes would be burned to nothingness if they were quarantined. The top is a knit sleeveless vintage sweater. I acquired it during the Vintage Mini Marketplace at Porta Pizza in Downtown Jersey City last month.
In honor of the recent Art Basel that I missed this year, I think I should share my last adventure in Wynwood in Miami (Photos by Linett ). We had brunch and walked around the Wynwood walls. This last moth has been a very big move for me. I have moved to NYC to follow my dreams. I’ll be back in Miami for the Holidays.
Polaroids were also a fun touch to the weekend:
Get the look:
Pokémon go has BLOWN UP. For those of you that aren’t aware of it, check out this subreddit. I’ve been playing nonstop; it’s laced with nostalgia and super easy to get the hang of. Try it. Everyone is doing it. Finally, all of the people that sit inside all day get to wear their athleisure attire for something other than playing video games inside. It’s great for everyone! If you’re going to play, make sure you’re safe about it, pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t Pokémon go & drive!
Check out my Pokémon go inspired attire:
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This fourth of July was all about denim! I’ve always wanted to do a cheesy photo shoot with an American flag. This can now get checked off from my bucket list. I somehow was able to rope my cousin into my shenanigans. We hung out and got ready for warped tour. He let my borrow his awesome Levi’s vest. It was great.
Here are my favorite Classics to listen to around Independence day:
Summer is coming to a close. We all know the shopping struggle is real. Really real. I want to buy everything possible this weekend but I can only afford a few. These are a few of my fave things:
All the deals & sales you could possibly want to know
(if you have my shopping habits):
Aldo: $25 off of $75 or more, or $40 off all purchases over $100
American Apparel: – 20% off + Sale items, Code: 20NOW
Ann Taylor: 50% off select full-priced & all sale, code: HAPPY50.
Anthropologie: Extra 30% off sale, code: EXTRA30
ASOS: Extra 10% off Sale items, code YAY10
Banana Republic: 40% off select full-priced items, code BRFALL
Bauble Bar: 50% – 60% off
Bloomingdales: 20-70% off almost all sale/clearance items,extra 20% sale code: BIG20
Bluefly: extra 20% shoes
Boohoo: 35% off dresses, jump suits, rompers
Cotton On: Buy 1 Get1 Free regular priced denim, 25% off accessories
DSW: $10 off “anything”, $20 off $99, $40 off $199 , Code: FALL2015
Express: 40% off select styles
Forever 21: 30% off select styles & Buy 1 Get 1 Free, sale items only. code: BOGOFREE
French Connection: 50% off sale + free ground shipping: 50SALE
GAP: – Up to 40% off everything
Gypsy Warrior: 25% off Site wide, code LABORDAY25
H&M: Up to 60% off select styles FREE SHIPPING over $50, code: 3164
J.Crew: 30% off of $125 or more, code GETSHOPPING
Kate Spade: 25% off sale items, code: DELIGHT
Love Culture: Up to 25% off site wide
Madewell: 30% off fall essentials + extra 30% off sale, code YESANDYES
Mood Designer Fabrics: 15% off all suiting fabrics
Mr. Kate: extra 50% off all sale items.
My Habit: up to 80% – 90% off sale items
NASTY GAL: Extra 30% off sale items
Nylon: 20% off, code: LABORDAY20
Old Navy: Up to ^0% off everything + Extra 15%, code DAYOFF
Pacsun: 20% off, code: K2020
Reformation: 70% off sale items
River Island: 25% off everything, code: LABOR2015
Rue21: up 60% off everything
Steve Madden: 20% off $100, 24% off $125, Code: LABORDAY
Sweaty Betty: 20% off site wide, code LABORDAY
Target: in stores with cartwheel app – 25% off women’s apparel
Threadsence: http://www.threadsence.com/- 30% off, code: LABORYAY
Topshop: 30% off select items, extra % off sale items for limited time.
Urban outfitters: free shipping
Wellkept: 20% off, code LD20
Zooshoo: Extra 30% off of sale items + Free shipping
Zumiez: Buy 1 Get 1 free + free ship
Sometimes people ask me if I’m seeing anyone. Not ever sure how to reply to that so I tell them that I am, her name is Opal, and we live together in a cozy corner of the Everglades. Sometimes we get dressed up and go out. Sometimes we talk long rides over to the grocery store. But mostly we just hang out in our neighborhood.
Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Opal, my partner:
Black Twill Overalls (similar here , here& here) | Black & White Jacquard Crop Top ( similar here, here & here) | Strappy Flats (similar here & here) | Statement necklace (similar here & here) | Sunnies (similar here & here) | Rings (similar here)
Playlist for this bike ride: